Albany County Building Department

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Albany County Building Department Contact Information

Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, and Hours for Albany County Building Department, a Building Department, at State Street, Albany NY.

Albany County Building Department
112 State Street, Rm 800
Albany, New York, 12207
Open Daily 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

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About the Albany County Building Department

The Albany County Building Department, located in Albany, New York, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Albany County building codes and ordinances
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Albany County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Albany County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Albany County Residential Housing Units
 Albany CountyNew York
Total Housing Units140,8308,287,087
Occupied Housing Units126,008 (89.5%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Albany County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Albany CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes65,668 (52.1%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes5,245 (4.2%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments18,837 (14.9%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments11,553 (9.2%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments7,911 (6.3%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments15,254 (12.1%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,540 (1.2%)152,863 (2.1%)
Albany County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Albany CountyNew York
2014 or Later1,422 (1.1%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 20131,826 (1.4%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20097,084 (5.6%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199923,752 (18.8%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 197930,724 (24.4%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 195924,742 (24,742.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier36,458 (28.9%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Albany County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Albany CountyNew York
1 Room1,869 (1.5%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms77,194 (61.3%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms39,670 (31.5%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms39,122 (31.0%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms27,809 (22.1%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Albany County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Albany CountyNew York
No Bedroom2,314 (1.8%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom19,061 (15.1%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms77,194 (61.3%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms27,439 (21.8%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Albany County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Albany CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities125,711 (99.8%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities125,217 (99.4%)7,259,644 (99.2%)